Jennifer Wyatt is a professional musician who, after (and during!) a wonderful career as a singer/songwriter Celtic harp player, and after raising two lovely daughters (Rachael and Rhiannon) with her husband Sean, decided to go back to school and get her education degree from Mount Saint Vincent University. She was fortunate enough to do one month of her practicum in Nunavut and this is her story...
Friday, March 25, 2011
Life at school
Every day starts with a breakfast served in the classroom. The kids are awesome at setting up the food and cleaning up afterwards. This morning was special because it was "Fun Friday" and we had fresh cooked sausages along with our regular cereal.
Classes were held as usual in the morning, but after lunch we had a fun fair where the whole community was invited in and the kids had sack races, "Pin the Nose on the Polar Bear" games, "Cupcake walks", musical chairs... you name it.
It was great to see the whole school having fun and to meet some of the families of my students.
Just when I start to think about all the ways things are different up here in the north, I find something that reaffirms the fact that kids are just kids wherever you go...